6 Irish homeware designers that you need to know about

Irish homewares designers

You need to check out these six amazing homewares designers that I met at the Autumn Gift & Home Fair (AG&HF) this week.

The AG&HF is a trade show where retail buyers go to source stock for upcoming collections. Trade shows like this are wonderful for showcasing Irish design.

Related: A Day at the Autumn Gift & Home Fair

Here are six designers that really stood out for me…(in alphabetical order)

1. Pearse Caulfield from Caulfield Country Boards

When I interviewed Pearse, he told me how he runs the industrial and copper trends through his collection. Watch the interview…

By coincidence, I just featured Caulfield Country Boards a few days ago in a feature about Serving Boards for Epic Wine and Cheese Nights – take a look!

Retail buyers: contact Pearse here
Homeware addicts: visit their online shop

Follow Caulfield Country Boards on Facebook and Instagram

2. Julie from Julie Clarke Candles

Julie has one of these dream lives where she lives by a scenic coastal town on the Wild Atlantic Way and makes candles using scents inspired by her garden. #lifegoals

Watch Julie’s interview…


Retail buyers: Find Julie’s contact details here.
Lovers of garden-inspired scents can buy Julie’s candles in one of the shops listed here

Follow Julie Clarke on Instagram

3. Chloë from Chloë Dowds Ceramics

Chloë told me about how her handmade porcelain tableware is designed to be as comfortable as possible wherever you’re touching it, for example there’s an indentation under the handle for your finger, the polished base is really soft, and the thin drinking rim has the feel of fine bone china. Watch the interview…

Retail buyers: contact Chloë here
Ceramic lovers: make your way over to Chloë’s online shop (Psst, she’s having a sale at the moment and it finishes at the end of August!)

Follow Chloë Dowds Ceramics on Facebook and Instagram

4. Rachel McCann from UNEEK Home Accessories

Rachel told me that her most popular colours at the moment are grey, mustard and vintage heather. Watch her interview…

Buyers: contact Rachel here
Homeware lovers: you will love Rachel’s online store

Follow Rachel on Instagram

5. Sarah McKenna

Sarah told me that she crafts her ceramics with nostalgic patterns. See her products when you watch her interview…

Buyers: contact Sarah here
Ceramic fans: scroll Sarah’s online store

Follow Sarah on Facebook and Instagram

6. James Stewart from Celtic Candles

James told me about how they only use natural ingredients and showed me the new organic collection that comes in apothecary-inspired vessels. Watch the interview…

Retail buyers: contact James here
Candle junkies: buy Celtic Candles here

Follow Celtic Candles on Facebook and Instagram